GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rhossili Bay Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

A circular walk taking you along the beautiful Rhossili Bay before a climb to Rhossili Down for wonderful views along the Gower Coast.
The first section takes you along the Wales Coast Path from the Rhossili car park to Hillend. It's a fairly flat path running along the stunning Rhossili beach with nice views of the sand dunes and the cliffs. There is a campsite and a cafe at Hillend so it's a good opportunity to grab some refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk.
At Hillend you turn around and climb onto Rhossili Down, the highest point in the Gower. It's a beautiful area commanding fabulous views to Worm's Head. You can also see lots of pretty wildflowers on the heathland in the summer months. Look out for ponies andhorses grazing on the Down too.
At the beacon you will reach the high point of the Gower at 193m (633ft). It is also the site of a Bronze-Age cairn built around four thousand years ago.
After taking in the views from the beacon the route descends a short distance back to the car park.
To continue your walking in this stunning area you could try our circular walk around the Rhossili headland. At low tide you can also cross the causeway and visit Worm's Head.


SA3 1PR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Rhossili Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rhossili Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Wales Coast path can be followed east to Port Eynon on the Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk. It's a particularly splendid cliff top section of the path with some wonderful limestone rock formations to see on the way.
Just to the north you can visit neighbouring Llangennith where you can enjoy trails through the beautiful sand dunes of Llangennith Burrows and fine views of Burry Holmes island.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.


Rhossili Bay - - 1379938

Rhossili Bay

Hillend Burrows - - 1419969

Hillend Burrows

Llangenydd, Hillend Caravan - Campsite - - 1057957

Llangenydd, Hillend Caravan

Grazing on Rhossili Down - - 1418613

Grazing on Rhossili Down

On Rhossili Down - - 1418597

On Rhossili Down

The Beacon - - 1418647

The Beacon

The Old Rectory - - 1420000

The Old Rectory

Rhossili Down - - 1490187

Rhossili Down


GPS Files

GPX File

Rhossili Bay.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Rhossili Bay.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)